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Two Security Police augmentees of the 169th Fighter Wing point their M-16 rifles at their kneeling intruder. They are on the flight line in Condition Black of an Operation Readiness Exercise. They all wear protective chemical warfare suits

Participants wearing full chemical warfare gear wait in a secure building during the Operation Readiness Exercise

A1C Kayes Thomas, customer services specialist with the 55th Services Squadron, pounds a stake into the ground to rope off an area where, during a simulated attack, unexploded ordnance was found. AIRMAN Kayes is participating in the Operation Readiness Exercise at the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) north area in preparation for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Wink, TSGT Penney, TSGT Cyr and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Beausejour operate a portable computer system in order to process personnel baggage during an Operation Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the 103rd Fighter Wing (FW), Bradley Air National Guard (ANG) Base, East Granby, Connecticut (CT)

A US Air Force (USAF) member of the 103rd Fighter Wing (FW), Connecticut Air National Guard (CTANG), receives a required immunization shot while processing through the Personnel Deployment Function (PDF) during the Operation Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the 103rd FW, Bradley ANG Base, East Granby, CT

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 103rd Fighter Wing (FW), Connecticut Air National Guard (CTANG), use a Hyster H155XL forklift to move pallets into a temporary hanger at the Cargo Processing Point (CPP) during the Operation Readiness Exercise (ORE) at the 103rd FW, Bradley ANG Base, East Granby, CT

US Air Force (USAF) Cargo Check-in crew members move palletized cargo into position during Phase I of an Operation Readiness Exercise, being conducted on Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC)

A US Air Force (USAF) Cargo Check-in crew member inspects a vehicle parked on a scale during Phase I of an Operation Readiness Exercise, being conducted on Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC)

South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing personnel use the buddy system while the don their Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Michael Frye) (Released)

South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing Life Support Personnel prepare the Air Crew Chemical Control Area in less than 30-minutes on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Michael Frye) (Released)

South Dakota Air National Guard TECH. SGT. Chris Novak (right) consults the manual about the proper procedure to administer an atropine injection to TECH. SGT. Scott DeWitt (left), both with Pod A, 114th Fighter Wing, during a simulated Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear exercise on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by MASTER SGT. Scott H. Leebens) (Released)

South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing personnel use the buddy system while the don their Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Michael Frye) (Released)

South Dakota Air National Guard MASTER SGT. Lane Munger, 114th Fighter Wing, takes a Wet Bulb Globe temperature reading for the heat stress index calculations, while wearing his Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by MASTER SGT. Scott H. Leebens) (Released)

A female South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing Life Support AIRMAN (front) assists a 175th Fighter Squadron Pilot (back) to clear his weapon on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Michael Frye) (Released)

South Dakota Air National Guard Pod A, 114th Fighter Wing, Airmen don their Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear on Oct. 2, 2004, during an Operation Readiness Exercise being conducted at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by MASTER SGT. Scott H. Leebens) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing is enveloped in smoke as a starter cartridge starts its engines during an Operation Readiness Exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Oct. 29, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Trina Flannagan) (Released)

CAPT. Charles Hall (right), SENIOR MASTER SGT. Brad Winter (center), and CHIEF MASTER SGT. Willis Mucelroy (left), all members of the 144th Fighter Wing, Maintenance Operation Center, California Air National Guard, review a flight schedule during an Operation Readiness Exercise at Fresno Air National Guard Base at Fresno Yosemite International Aiport, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Matthew P.Millson) (Released)

California Air National Guard SENIOR AIRMAN Carl Catron, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing, inspects AIM-9M Sidewinder heat-seeking air-to-air missiles during an Operation Readiness Exercise at Fresno Air National Guard Base at Fresno Yosemite International Aiport, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Matthew P.Millson) (Released)

AIRMAN John Yockey, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, installs a hydraulic reservoir on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during an Operation Readiness Exercise at Fresno Air National Guard Base at Fresno Yosemite International Aiport, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Matthew P.Millson) (Released)

California Air National Guard STAFF SGT. Charlie Archuleta, a member of the weapons storage section at the 144th Fighter Wing inspect a bomb loading trailer during an Operation Readiness Exercise at Fresno Air National Guard Base at Fresno Yosemite International Aiport, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Matthew P.Millson) (Released)

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